This project was a proposal for a recreation center for downtown Los Angeles. The desire was to produce a dynamic spatial aggregation of unique localized systems aimed at reflecting the exchange between restless city living and interactive sports. The building’s enclosure plays a vital role in the arrangement of interior spatial conditions, where one activity seems to bleed into its adjacent program. The result is a complex overlap of various program beneath a flexible tensile structure, a sharp contrast to it’s surrounding city context.
The building houses a diverse program sponsoring a multitude of elevational perspectives. Its envelope provides shade in particular areas and opens to allow sunlight and passive ventilation to reach others. The organization of program is based on zones of differing intensity levels to generate a circulation path and overall trajectory as one navigates the center. The project seeks to celebrate the interaction and/or participation of different activities in hopes of exposing its occupants to new athletic interests.